Sunday, February 12, 2017

Gallery Opening at Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter NH



Seacoast Artist Association Presents
March 2017 Featured Artist
Revelle Taillon & Students
Artist Reception:
March 5th, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

Graphic designer, illustrator and artist, Revelle Taillon of Plaistow, New Hampshire, has found a new niche. She has created beautiful artwork in all of the different mediums, but it is her work with colored pencils that has gotten the attention of local art associations and galleries alike. Over the last year and a half the artist has created over 50 new pieces in colored pencil, many focused on birds. Recently, two of her mixed media pieces, Great Horned Owl and Flamingo, were chosen by noted juror, David Allen Sibley; well-known author, illustrator and ornithologist, to be in an exhibition titled For the Birds in the series Art of Nature at the Brush Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts. Organized by Eileen Byrne, the show was a collaboration with the Massachusetts Audubon Society to focus attention on birds and their habitats and to raise funds for the volunteers who care for injured birds until they are able to be returned to the wild. After her great success in Lowell, Taillon was invited to hang a one woman show at the Massachusetts Audubon Society in Newburyport, Massachusetts, also featuring her birds.

Taillon, who graduated from the University of Lowell with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, has run her own graphic design studio for over 20 years, specializing in brochures, advertising, illustration, and logo design.

She has been teaching at the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, New Hampshire for over five years, holding classes in colored pencil, drawing, drawing the human head, acrylics, and painting in pastels. In 2017 she will be offering additional classes in drawing with charcoal, and drawing drapery.
Taillon is joined by some of her students for this exhibition, highlighting techniques they have honed in her classes. Many of her students start out in Learn to Draw, and then take classes in additional media. She reinforces basic drawing skills in each class she teaches, whether or not the student has taken a drawing class.

She believes drawing is the fundamental process that predicts how well her students will progress when applying their talents to other mediums.She often brings in samples of supplies for her students to try out in class so they can expand their selection of tools and supports for various media.

Please join her in welcoming her 
students to their first art gallery show! 

E-mail:           rtaillon@comcast.net
Phone:            603-548-6694
Blog:              revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com
Facebook:      facebook.com/RevelleTaillonArtist
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Colored Pencil Class in Exeter NH starts March

Class held at:
Seacoast Artists Association
130 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 778-8856  •  www.seacoastartist.org

This class is for those of you would like to learn to use colored pencils, or if you have used them before, come get a refresher class and learn some new techniques and supports for your work. Explore various techniques in colored pencil: shading and highlights to create volume, building layers of color, burnishing for deep rich color. You will work from photos and  improve your own personal technique and style. You will learn the five basic techniques that form the basis of any colored pencil work and explore new supports for your work. This great medium allows you to stop and start easily, without any set-up time, and to draw on location without worrying about solvents.

What to bring: A quality set of colored pencils such as Prismacolors, Luminance, or Caran d'Ache, a battery operated pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser, hard white eraser, 2B pencil, colorless blender pencil or marker. Bring a selection of colored pencil drawing papers (and mat board) in colors of your choice, such as Canson Mi-Teintes, Stonehenge, Strathmore, Art Spectrum Colourfix Sanded Paper.  www.dickblick.com has great prices, about half off arts & crafts store prices. Other great surfaces for colored pencil are hot press watercolor paper, Vellum Bristol Board and Rising Museum Board. Minimum class size is 3. Class size limited to 7.

Class starts: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, and runs 8 weeks, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cost is $150.00.

To hold your spot please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865, and email rtaillon@comcast.net to let me know you are coming. For more information you may call 603-382-3397 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net. 10% of each tuition is donated to the Scholarship Fund.

Class will be taught by Revelle Taillon, a member of the Seacoast Artist Association. She holds a BFA in graphic design and illustration from ULowell and has won regional and national awards.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Intermediate Drawing Class Spring 2017, Exeter NH



Classes are held at:

Seacoast Artists Association
130 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 778-8856  •  www.seacoastartist.org 

If you have learned all the basics in a beginners drawing class, you are ready to move up to an intermediate drawing class. Here you will work more on adding finesse to your drawings and paying closer attention to detail, perspective, proportions, shading, blending, composition, contrast. You will work in pencil, charcoal, and pen and ink and explore more fully the different papers that are available for drawing, and what a difference they can make to your final drawings. You will work from still lifes and photos.

What to bring: Set of drawing pencils (hard and soft), kneaded eraser, hard white eraser, black and white charcoal, pencil sharpener, paper stumps for blending. Bring a selection of drawing papers of your choice. Some great papers are: vellum Bristol Board, Canson Mi-Teintes, Stonehenge, Strathmore, Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor paper. Check these out online if you are not sure where to find them at www.dickblick.com. Minimum class size is 3. Class size limited to 7.

Class starts: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, and runs 8 weeks, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Cost is $150.00.
To hold your spot please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865.

For more information you may call 603-382-3397 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net. 10% of each tuition is donated to the Art Scholarship Fund.
Class will be taught by Revelle Taillon, a member of the Seacoast Artist Association. She holds a BFA in graphic design and illustration from ULowell and has won regional and national awards.
Revelle’s Blog has samples of her work and techniques: www.revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com

New Learn to Draw Class February 2017, Exeter NH


Spring 2017 Drawing Class

Classes are held at:

Seacoast Artists Association
130 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 778-8856  •  www.seacoastartist.org 

Have you been frustrated because you never learned the tricks of the “drawing” trade? Have you painted for years but never really learned to draw? Time to learn something new? Something that will improve your hand-eye coordination, slow aging and grow your brain connections?  

Anyone can learn to draw with the tools I will teach you & lots of practice. Learn to break down objects into their basic elements and shapes, see their edges, notice positive & negative space & composition. Blind contour drawing can enhance your understanding of how to render what you are looking at in a realistic manner quickly. Practise shading & start to understand perspective. Learn the dimensions of the human face and learn to draw eyes, nose, mouth and hair.

What to bring: black fine tip markers such as Staedtler pigment liner, a ruler, 9” x 12” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, kneaded eraser, white rubber eraser, blending stumps, drawing pencils, pencil sharpener, 3 colored markers or pencils (any color) Minimum class size is 3. Class size limited to 7.

Class starts: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, and runs 8 weeks, 10:30am to 12:30am. Cost is $150.00.
To hold your spot please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865.

For more information you may call 603-382-3397 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net. 10% of each tuition is donated to the Art Scholarship Fund.
Class will be taught by Revelle Taillon, a member of the Seacoast Artist Association. She holds a BFA in graphic design and illustration from ULowell and has won regional and national awards.
Revelle’s Blog has samples of her work and techniques: www.revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Learn to Draw Evening Class, Exeter NH November 2016



Evening November Art Class:
Learn to Draw

Classes are held at:

Seacoast Artists Association
130 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 778-8856  •  www.seacoastartist.org 


Have you been frustrated because you never learned the tricks of the “drawing” trade? Have you painted for years but never really learned to draw? Time to learn something new? Something that will improve your hand-eye coordination, slow aging and grow your brain connections?
  
Anyone can learn to draw with the tools I will teach you & lots of practice. Learn to break down objects into their basic elements and shapes, see their edges, notice positive & negative space & composition. Blind contour drawing can enhance your understanding of how to render what you are looking at in a realistic manner quickly. Practise shading & start to understand perspective. Learn the dimensions of the human face and learn to draw eyes, nose, mouth and hair. 

What to bring: black fine tip markers such as Staedtler pigment liner, a ruler, 9” x 12” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, kneaded eraser, white rubber eraser, blending stumps, drawing pencils, 3 colored markers or pencils (any color) Minimum class size is 3. Class size limited to 7.

Class starts: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, and runs 8 weeks, 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Cost is $150.00. 

To hold your spot please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865. 

For more information you may call 603-382-3397 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net. 
10% of each tuition is donated to the Art Scholarship Fund.

Class will be taught by Revelle Taillon, a member of the Seacoast Artist Association. She holds a BFA in graphic design and illustration from ULowell and has won regional and national awards. 

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Pastel Painting Class November 2016

November Art Class: 
Pastel Painting: Landscape

Seacoast Artists Association
130 Water Street, Exeter, NH
(603) 778-8856    www.seacoastartist.org

This is a soft pastel painting class for those of you who have never tried this wonderful medium, and those of you who have tried it and would like a refresher course. This class will introduce you to pastels and you will see how quickly they go down on the surface, and how brilliant the effects are of these pure colors. Each class will start with some information on pastel painting including: how to make different marks: linear or side strokes; ways to blend colors on the paper; and underpainting techniques. Pastels are very versatile and it is easy to create simple or complex paintings. We will concentrate on landscape in this class and draw from photos.

What to bring: Sennilier Half-Stick Soft Pastels set of 40 (or more) assorted half-sticks, Prismacolor NuPastel set of 12, Colourfix Pastel Paper (cool tone pack 9” X 12”, or 10 sheets of white), vine charcoal (soft), painting board (to tape drawing paper to), paper towels or rags, paper stumps and an old stiff artist paintbrush (1" wide) for blending, Masking tape 3/4” wide. I have set up a Wish List on DickBlick.com with the recommended supplies, but you may substitute these with soft pastels of your choice. Once you send in your check to hold your spot, I will email you the link to this Wishlist. Do NOT buy “Oil” pastels by mistake. You may want to wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty. Class limited to 4.

Class starts: Monday, November 7th, 2016, and runs for 8 weeks, 1:00am to 3:00pm. Cost is $150.00.

To hold your spot please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865. Email me to receive a link to the Wishlist (with supplies needed) if you want to purchase supplies online at www.DickBlick.com. They have extremely good prices and awesome customer service.

For more information you may call 603-382-3397 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net. 10% of each tuition is donated to the SAA Art Scholarship Fund.

Classes will be taught by Revelle Taillon, a member of the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH. She holds a BFA from ULowell and has won regional and national awards. Her blog has samples of her artwork and techniques: http://revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com

3 New Classes at Seacoast Artist Association

Evening November Art Class:
Drawing the Human Head
Beginner and Intermediate Students

Seacoast Artists Association
130 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 778-8856  •  www.seacoastartist.org
Have you wondered where you go wrong when you attempt to draw a face or a portrait? In this class you will start with the basic skull, and work you way up to the planes of the face. You’ll practice them in portrait, profile, and 3/4 view. Then we will add the skin, practice types of shading and learn to determine where the light is coming from and how that affects highlights and shadows. Then on to each part of the face: eyes, nose, lips, ears, and hair. Anyone can learn to draw the human head with the tools I will teach you. Learn how the parts of the head reflect each other, and understand how to see faces in a brand new way.

What to bring: A set of drawing pencils, a ruler,  9” x 12” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, kneaded eraser, white plastic eraser, blending stumps, charcoal, a black Sharpie pen. Minimum class size is 3. Class size limited to 7.

Class starts: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016, and runs 8 weeks, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cost is $150.00.

To hold your spot please mail a check directly to:
Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865.
For more information you may call 603-382-3397 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net. 10% of each tuition is donated to the Art Scholarship Fund.

Class will be taught by Revelle Taillon, a member of the Seacoast Artist Association. She holds a BFA in graphic design and illustration from ULowell and has won regional and national awards.
Revelle’s Blog has samples of her work and technique: www.revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New Classes are coming up soon to help you make the Season Bright!



How would you like to make your gifts at home, instead of trolling around the mall aimlessly? If you learned to draw from scratch, or learned to draw with colored pencils, you could! I have both classes coming up on Tuesday, September 20th. Colored Pencil starts at 10:30 am-12:30 pm and Learn to Draw starts the same day from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Both classes will be held at Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter NH. You can email me at rtaillon@comcast.net and I will send you an email flyer for the classes you want to take.

Either click below or copy and paste the website pages below for details.

Seacoast Artist Association has all the details on Colored Pencil Class: www.seacoastartist.org/events/event/class-colored-pencils-drawing/

Seacoast Artist Association has all the details on the Learn to Draw class:
www.seacoastartist.org/events/event/class-learn-to-draw/

Hope to see you there! 
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